the media is complicit

“Looting and Rioting”

First, people need to understand something about the “riots” in Ferguson: I get the feeling that a lot of White people are somehow thinking “Wow, those Black people just stood up in their living rooms and basically set fires to their own residences”

Not the way it works…

You know what neighborhood businesses typically get burned? The ones that aren’t Black owned. You’ve seen them — the pawn shops, the quick-marts, the pay-day loan stores, the liquor stores, the third tier rent-to-own stores…you know, the kind of stores you rarely see on every other corner in middle class White neighborhoods. In short, all the businesses endemic of profiteering and structural poverty…the same businesses that like to follow innocent Black people around in stores for no reason. The businesses that won’t hire many of the Black people living in the neighborhoods they’re profiting off of. The businesses that charge twice as much for the same goods & services that are half as expensive in White neighborhoods

THOSE are the businesses that typically get burned in impoverished neighborhoods. Now, while I’m not necessarily advocating riots, I will repeat the words of Martin Luther King Jr, I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard

Second, Other than corporate media outlets repeating what the police are telling them, I haven’t seen much hard evidence of honest to God unprovoked “rioting”…but what I have seen is lots of white police firing tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters. I’ve seen militarized police aim guns, tanks and sound cannons at unarmed civilians in their own neighborhoods. I’ve seen police not interviewing, but arresting key witnesses. I’ve seen people getting gassed in their homes—THEIR HOMES—for committing the crime of what, being Black at home?

The media goes on and on about “looting and rioting” without focusing too much on the police’s strong-arm tactics, they’re complicit in furthering the ratings meme of “unreasonably angry Black people” 

False media narratives: do the words match the facts?

The mainstream media is complicit in our country’s permanent war footing, through (at least) three editorial choices that frequently misrepresent our government’s role in the world: analysis of U.S. foreign policy absent consideration of international law; criticism of the U.S. military and its enemies according to different standards; and consideration of current U.S. actions without taking into account its actions in the past. These blind spots highlight the violence of our enemies while failing to account for the role of our own violent acts in the perpetuation of war and terror abroad.
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Cause and effect doesn’t apply to TV programming, silly forensic psychiatrist…or else why would the media be doing the exact opposite of what you suggest yet again? 

i think also part of the problem was that donald trump loves attention and the media were all to willing to give it to him over any little thing he did. even the media aligned against him were complicit. think progress had like twenty articles a day about You’ll Never Guess What Trump Did Now. huffington post insisted they would relegate trump to entertainment news but reported on all the shit he did he constantly. they were boosting his message even as they criticised it

It would have taken a three second Google search to confirm that the flag in the cafe window wasn’t the ISIS flag but apparently nobody in the media could be bothered. The whole point of terrorism is to scare people for political purposes and the media is all too complicit in this. Wildly speculating as to who is carrying out a siege, assuming that it’s terrorist at all, reporting with no evidence that it is related to anti-terror raids earlier in the year (which themselves hardly proved anything) only fuels the fire of fear. And the media don’t care, they’re happy to partake in it, they’ll even publish photos and videos of police operations even after the police request not to, because they know it sells in Australia. And racism and islamaphobia will continue to make the front page.

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CNN anchors: Muslims cannot ‘shirk’ responsibility for Paris attacks

Six agonizing minutes of CNN anchors blaming any and ALL Muslims for the Paris attacks by ISIS. Yasser Louati does a yeoman’s job of pointing out how flawed that “reasoning” is - especially considering that ISIS targets innocent Muslims about as much as they do Westerners - but sadly his arguments did not penetrate through to the anchors, who ended the segment saying, “Muslims cannot shirk responsibility for the Paris Attacks.”

  • A racist young white man shoots nine innocent black people in church, but corporate media never blames white male gun owners writ-large for gun violence.
  • A young white man shoots up a movie theater or a school full of children, killing twenty kids, but corporate media never blames white men or gun culture.
  • Virulently homophobic “pastors” like Franklin Graham, Scott Lively and Kevin Swanson preach hatred on national platforms at every opportunity, but many white, “liberal” Lgbtq progressives still hold black people uniquely responsible whenever homophobic laws are passed.
  • A white man and woman who left Tea Party flag pins on their victims go on a cop killing spree, but corporate media never blames white, neo-conservative gun culture for violence against police.  
  • Dozens of armed white men and women point loaded weapons at the police on the Bundy Ranch (where no white people were arrested or harmed, of course), yet white gun culture is never implicated for endangering the police. Conversely, the national discussion now is “are UNarmed black protesters saying #BlackLivesMatter somehow responsible for anti-police violence?”
  • I could go on, but I don’t want to deplete the internet of all the bullet points…

The unmistakable message: unending projection and transference where white culture is never, ever, ever responsible for anything wrong, but other races, other religions and other cultures always are.

The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media

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All the disinformation being spread about Ebola by the U.S. government and the complicit mass media will unfortunately make the Ebola pandemic far worse. That’s because the public isn’t being told the truth about how Ebola spreads and how individuals can help prevent transmission of the disease.

At every level of media and government, protecting the financial interests of drug companies appears to be far more important than protecting public health. So people aren’t told the truth about how Ebola spreads and how they can increase their ability to survive a global pandemic.

Here are five of the biggest lies being spread about Ebola right now. Once you’ve reviewed the lies, learn the truth at www.BioDefense.com

Lie #1) Ebola won’t ever come to the United States

This lie was shattered just this week when the CDC confirmed Ebola in a hospital patient in Dallas, Texas.

Not only has Ebola already spread to America, but a top scientist who used to work for the FDA now says this is only the beginning and that Ebola will spread in America. [1]

As printed in The Extinction Protocol:

“…it appears several people were exposed before the individual was placed in isolation, and it is quite possible that one or more of his contacts will be infected,” he added. What’s more, he conceded that it was “only a matter of time” that the swift-killing African virus arrived in the U.S.

Lie #2) Ebola is only spread via direct contact with body fluids

This outrageous medical lie may soon cost the lives of millions of innocent people. In truth, Ebola can spread through the air over short distances via aerosols - airborne particles.

Ebola can also spread via contaminated surfaces. When an infected patient makes contact with a surface such as a doorknob or ATM keypad, they may leave behind the Ebola virus which survives for many minutes or hours in the open, depending on environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, etc.) Another person who touches the same surface may then become instantly infected by simply touching their own eyes, nose or mouth.

The ability of Ebola to spread via contaminated surfaces is why victims in Africa have become infected by riding in taxi cabs. This also means any form of public transportation – airplanes, ambulances, subways – may harbor the virus and accelerate the spread of an outbreak.

Like all viruses, Ebola is destroyed by sunlight. But it can remain viable for a surprisingly long time in environments where sunlight never reaches – such as underground subways, which are the perfect breeding grounds for viral transmission.

Lie #3) Don’t worry: Health authorities have everything under control

The overarching lie about Ebola that’s being repeated by the U.S. government is “Don’t worry, we have it under control!”

Of course, the fact that an infected Ebola victim just flew right into the country with Ebola, then walked around the city of Dallas for 10 days while carrying Ebola, utterly belies the false promises of health authorities who claim to have things under control.

In truth, Ebola is completely out of control which is precisely why its sudden appearance in a Dallas hospital surprised nearly everyone. The sobering fact of the matter is that despite all the money being spent on “homeland security,” DHS has no way to stop Ebola from walking right into the USA, including on foot from our wide open southern border.

If the U.S. government has everything under control, then why did the government just purchase 160,000 Ebola hazmat suits? Why did Obama just recently sign an executive order authorizing the forced government quarantine of anyone showing symptoms of infectious disease?

While the public can be easily lied to and told everything is under control, behind closed doors at the highest levels of government, everybody knows this pandemic could rapidly become a global killer that no one can stop.

Lie #4) The only defense against Ebola is a vaccine or a pharmaceutical drug

This lie may get millions of people killed if the Ebola outbreak gets worse. In a desperate bid to make sure Ebola generates billions of dollars in profits for vaccine makers and pharmaceutical companies, the CDC, FDA and even the FTC routinely censor truthful information about natural treatments that might hold promise (such as colloidal silver).

Companies that offer extremely beneficial essential oils and colloidal silver products have already been threatened with criminal arrest and prosecution by the FDA. The mainstream media remains complicit in the systematic oppression of natural cures, printing the FDA’s propaganda while completely avoiding any balanced reporting that might highlight the extraordinary anti-viral capabilities of many medicinal herbs as I’ve described in Episode Six of Pandemic Preparedness.

If we really want to stop the spread of this viral pandemic right now, both government and the media should be urging citizens to boost their immune defenses by consuming more nutritious foods, herbal spices, superfoods and anti-viral plants (which include peppermint, basil, rosemary, cinnamon and oregano, just to name a few).

Everyone should be immediately urged to make sure they have sufficient vitamin D circulating in their blood, and those who have low vitamin D – which includes just about everyone in America today – should be urged to take vitamin D supplements.

But instead of urging the public to enhance their immune function and boost their natural defenses against Ebola, everyone is ridiculously told to “wash your hands” and wait around for a drug company to introduce an Ebola vaccine.

Lie #5) Ebola came out of nowhere and was a random fluke of nature

The modern-day version of Ebola that’s so aggressively circulating today may actually be a bioengineered virus, according to one scientist who wrote a front-page story in Liberia’s largest newspaper.

“Ebola is a genetically modified organism (GMO),” declared Dr. Cyril Broderick, Professor of Plant Pathology, in a front-page story published in the Liberian Observer. [2]

He goes on to explain:

[Horowitz] confirmed the existence of an American Military-Medical-Industry that conducts biological weapons tests under the guise of administering vaccinations to control diseases and improve the health of “black Africans overseas.”

Further supporting this genetic engineering research claim, the U.S. government patented Ebola in 2010 and now claims intellectual property ownership over all Ebola variants. That patent number is CA2741523A1, viewable at this link.

Read more about the patenting of Ebola and control over its research in this Natural News article.

This means the U.S. government claims all control over Ebola research, too, because any research project involving replication of the virus would violate the government’s patent.

In fact, the vastly improved transmission ability of the Ebola strain currently circulating (compared to previous outbreaks in years past) has many people convinced this strain is a “weaponized” variant which either broke through containment protocols at government labs or was intentionally deployed as a population control weapon.

Several U.S. scientists have openly called for global depopulation using genetically engineered bioweapons such as Ebola. Dr. Eric Pianka of the University of Texas at Austin reportedly advocated the use of Ebola to wipe out 90% of the human population, according to Life Site News. [3]

It appears he may soon get his wish. If the current Ebola explosion continues, the global population may be in serious jeopardy and many millions could die.

Those who wish to live through a global pandemic should learn how to get prepared now by listening to the audio chapters at www.BioDefense.com

Sources for this article include:
[1] http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2…

[2] http://www.liberianobserver.com/security/ebo…

[3] http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/fbi-interes…


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Bud 2. 

Two years ago right around now (11:45pm pst) we met Bud.  Ryuichi Sakamoto’s solo rendition of “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” was on a loop, as somehow we had decided it would be the first song he would hear outside the womb, though I had played him the record several times before he was born. Last year I made Bud 1. Not sure I can keep this up. Plus I accidentally down res-ed the thing, left out lots of loved ones, favorite photos, and squandered a good part of a week with my in-laws and the boy himself. And I’m certainly sure I can’t do this little boy’s big life anything resembling justice. Furthermore I still wrestle with exposing something so precious to me to social media, something over which he is unable to be complicit, but the prohibition thereof has thawed as I’ve been incapable of keeping my greatest achievement to myself. There are pros and cons to living life through a viewfinder. I suppose the pros include having a frozen tapestry of something like my experience of his life to reflect upon. (Bud 1 makes me cry every time). The downside is, no matter how hard you try or much you shoot you can’t freeze life. And I miss an awful lot of it – his, others, my own – by living life vicariously through myself. In theory though, these are gifts for him, future hims, who hopefully will feel the documentation was worth it on balance. But of course the gift is him. Thank you for ineffable light Bud-Bud. 

The Five Biggest Lies About ‘Ebola’ Being Pushed by Government and Mass Media

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All the disinformation being spread about Ebola by the U.S. government and the complicit mass media will unfortunately make the Ebola pandemic far worse. That’s because the public isn’t being told the truth about how Ebola spreads and how individuals can help prevent transmission of the disease.

At every level of media and government, protecting the financial interests of drug companies appears to be far more important than protecting public health. So people aren’t told the truth about how Ebola spreads and how they can increase their ability to survive a global pandemic.

Here are five of the biggest lies being spread about Ebola right now.

[Continue reading article and learn of the five biggest lies.]

Remember this

Today a man killed women because he didn’t own them as he seemed to feel was his due. It’s heartbreaking and enraging. He shot seven and maybe more to come. He used misogynistic slurs. He broadcasted his intent on YouTube. A hero page has been started in Facebook. It isn’t the first and is far from the last time. When our
Media ignores misogyny in favor of “he was crazy” it’s complicit in pandemic gender-based and race-associated hate and violence. I grateful for the friend who sent sent me this.

For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the passing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after
seeking a now that can breed
futures
like bread in our children’s mouths
so their dreams will not reflect
the death of ours:

For those of us
who were imprinted with fear
like a faint line in the center of our foreheads
learning to be afraid with our mother’s milk
for by this weapon
this illusion of some safety to be found
the heavy-footed hoped to silence us
For all of us
this instant and this triumph
We were never meant to survive.

And when the sun rises we are afraid
it might not remain
when the sun sets we are afraid
it might not rise in the morning
when our stomachs are full we are afraid
of indigestion
when our stomachs are empty we are afraid
we may never eat again
when we are loved we are afraid
love will vanish
when we are alone we are afraid
love will never return
and when we speak
we are afraid our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid

So it is better to speak
remembering
we were never meant to survive

Audre Lorde

Two Americas

American cops: yes he killed some folks but he’s white and as an officer of the law I had to bring him in alive so he could face a jury of his peers

American courts: that’s understandable and sounds perfectly reasonable. it’s the AMERICAN way

American media: the killer is a troubled soul who also likes puppies ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


American cops: they were black and completely unarmed so I got scared and immediately shot them to death

American courts: that’s understandable and sounds perfectly reasonable. it’s the american way

American media: the victim was a thug who once smoked a joint and a few years ago they paid their cell phone bill 2 days late  (ಠ_ಠ)

When corporate media and Fox News saturate the airwaves year after year, constantly calling innocent black people “thugs” - even unarmed black murder victims - and when angry white politicians (ie. Republicans) simultaneously and repeatedly say things like, “We need to take ‘our’ country back!”…..why is anyone at all surprised when white supremacists violently act out on those anti-government and inherently racist messages of anti-blackness? 

(related posts »here and here)

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The ‘Crimewave’ That Wasn’t

Hm…if I reflected on this data critically and compared it to recent news reports about how the police are now in more danger than ever, I might conclude that it almost seems like the police and corporate media are conspiring to push a false, misleading “runaway crime wave” narrative in order to justify out of control police brutality.

#StayWoke: the police are brutal and the media is complicit.